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Although I have used a lot of the bath bombs from lush this is the first facial product I have used, I am now asking my self why I waited so long before tying this. I have used a lot of different lotions and potions in the past and genrally I buy them once am not that impressed and then try something else, well I havent finished the first pot of this yet but I already have another one waiting. This cream has a pleasant subtle fragrance with hints of vanilla and floral. It has a georgeous creamy texture that glides on like silk and sinks into your skin quickly and leaves your skin velvetly soft. I have normal to dry skin and find this product is riding me of dry patches. Yay! I can also feel good that this is a natural and ethical product. I would highly recomend this
My skin type: Dry/ Very dry and sensitive
I occasionally have large patches of eczema on my face
I first purchased Lush's Celestial moisturiser about three years ago when I had issues with eczema on my face. I went into Lush hoping that the natural ingredients they use would help my skin as I also have big issues with reactions to a lot of products. The sales person recommended Celestial to me and was able to provide me with a sample so I could ensure I was going to react to the product before I bought it.
After using the sample, I feel in love with Celestial and went right back to Lush to purchase the full size. It smells lovely and will I could not quite pin down the scent the Lush site lists the ingredients to include vanilla, almond, cocoa butter and orchid (among other ingredients) so it is going to be a mixture of those.
Celestial comes in quite small containers but such a small amount of product is needed it really lasts a long time. I find a fingertip size 'dap' is enough to cover most of my face and it seems to spread across your skin. The product is a white, thick cream and I have had no issues with reacts to it and find it really helps my dry skin and helps keep eczema at bay.
Lush's Celestial is a product I have repurchased many times and will be sticking to for a long long time.
Lush "Celestial" face cream
As a great fan of all things Lush I find it very hard to walk past their shop without going in This does mean that I buy an awful lot of their stuff but not only do I buy products but I also always ask for at least one sample as well and sometimes I get two or three depending on who is talking to me. I find if I spend some time chatting to the staff and they now know me quite well so I always do rather well in the sample line.
I do also buy a lot of Lush stuff from Ebay and this face cream is one of my Ebay purchases and I am not entirely sure it is still sold in the Lush shops. I have tried 'Gorgeous' many times but only through samples but this one I bought a full sized pot and paid about £7 I think so a real bargain. Now Lush is never a cheap option but this is usually a lot more for the same tiny pot with only 45g of the stuff in it.
Lush take pride in the fact that they do not have over packaged stuff and this cream comes in one of their standard black pots. The ingredients are printed on the label and of course there is the little sticker to say when it was made and who made it. The lids on these pots are really good as they fit securely yet they are easy to get off. I often take these travelling and have never had one spill on my clothes or I the toilet bag as some things do.
This is described as a " Heavenly moisturizer for sensitive skin."
I do like the way Lush describe their products and the way they tell you how to use them. They are friendly and normal not stuffy and up themselves. On this one we have these instructions: " At last a vanilla, almond milk and dove orchid moisturizer for sensitive skin. Use this to soften and calm an easily irritated face and protect city skin against pollution."
You are also advised by the staff to apply moisturizer by patting the cream gently onto your face and gently work into skin using upwards strokes.
IS THIS WORTH THE PRICE?
Well as those of you who buy any decent face creams know they are all pretty expensive. When you buy from Lush what you don't get is celebrity promotions, fancy adverts and expensive packaging. What Lush put in their creams is all good natural stuff which research has shown work effectively to feed your skin.
The miracle workers at Lush use all natural goodies which are all vegan friendly to create to this gentle cream .It isn't their most expensive face cream by a long way but compared to some it is not a cheap one but when you compare it to other creams on the market it is not quite so bad.
WHAT IS IN THIS CREAM?
Included in this heavenly 'Celestial' cream is almond oil and almond milk which are both really gentle and kind to sensitive skin and add to that cocoa butter which is a well known skin moisturiser and very hydrating.
The lovely smell of vanilla combines with the almond to make this smell like a creamy almond desert.
Vanilla and the dove orchid extract are both calming for sensitive skins and this moisturizer is designed to gently care for skin that has might be sensitive to other moisturisers.
All the ingredients are the best quality and there are not loads and loads of them. Sadly this pot seems to also include methyparaben and propylparaben and I really don't know why. Maybe the later face moisturizers like gorgeous don't have these two ingredients and that is why some like this cream are no longer available in the shops.
I do find this a good face cream and it does feel lovely on my face. It has not ever caused me any skin problems but because I find it quite rich I tend to be a bit sparing with it towards my T zone and apply it normally on the drier parts of my face.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again and use it regularly. It feels rich but at the same time is light and sinks into my skin quite well although I can feel it if I wipe my fingers over my face. After applying this I can smell the creamy vanilla scent and my skin feels well fed, not tight at all but I also don't have a layer of greasiness which I sometimes get from some face creams.
I love the fact that my skin feels soft and smells nice too. It is no miracle worker I do still have lines and wrinkles which I will have to put up with as I am willing to apply creams but not willing to go under the knife in order to be wrinkle free.
Sadly this is not a cheap cream and the other problem is that I don't think they still make this and the only way you will probably get this is through Ebay. I keep an eye on Ebay all the time for Lush products I can no longer buy in the shop.
I can't say that I look years younger from using this but I do think I have slowed the process of aging down and hopefully put the brakes on the wrinkles and lines growing any worse. I do realize that there is a limit to what a cream can do even one as 'heavenly' and 'celestial' as this however I think this is a much more natural and beneficial product than others I have bought in the past and paid a lot more for too.
I love the wonderfully creamy vanilla scent which I find luxuriously subtle. I love the easy way it glides onto my face and the way my face feels when I use it..
If money was no object I would buy pots of 'Gorgeous' moisturizer from Lush but as that is £35 per pot the same size as this one I think I will buy this or any other Lush moisturiser I find on Ebay or one of the more reasonable ones in Lush shops. A vegan friendly moisturizer that does a good job but sadly I think is no longer available.
Don't forget to keep the standard black pot it comes in as when you have five of these you can swap it for a free fresh face pack or fresh hair mask.
In short it isn't the cheapest nor the most expensive of face moisturizers sold in Lush. Sometimes we ladies need a bit of luxury and this cream is rather heavenly and 'Celestial' so fits the pampering label rather well.
Remember it it vegan friendly and not tested on animals .
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Lush Celestial Moisturiser
As far as I am concerned Lush have created a really lovely face moisturiser - Celestial. I love the smell, I love the effect it has on my skin, and all around I really like this product.
Lush say: "We put the petals from fresh dove orchids in almond oil and leave them to steep overnight until they give up their goodness into the oil. We then take that oil and add almond milk, cocoa butter, vanilla infusion and vegetable glycerine to create a delicate cream that will moisturise without inflaming difficult skin."
The first thing that you will notice about this moisturiser is that it smells amazing. It has this really lovely almond vanilla scent that I never get tired of smelling in the morning. It's one reason alone to try this product the next time you are in a Lush store.
When I apply the moisturiser to my skin one of the slight downsides to Celestial is that it does take quite a while to fully sink in. It is very rich moisturiser. But then it is aimed at people with sensitive and dry skin, whereas my skin only verges on being dry.
The Celestial Moisturiser is available online or in store for £11.50 for a 45 gram pot. Although it doesn't seem like much the little pot has lasted me for a couple of months with daily usage. And there is still enough for a few weeks worth of usages left.
One of the best things about this moisturiser besides the smell is that a little of the product goes a long way. I only tend to use a very small amount after I have washed or cleansed my face. The moisturiser is almost rich enough to be similar to a night time cream.
Recommended? Yes, but do try it before you buy it because I can imagine that this Celestial moisturiser won't be suited to everyone's skin.
Three out of five stars.
(The picture above no longer represents what the packaging looks like. Lush now sell Celestial in a small black tub with a screw on top. It's a very easy to use and quite a secure way of storing the moisturiser, I've never had a problem with it and I've thrown it in my weekend bag many times.)
Lush are a store that sell only cruelty free products, all are vegetarian, many are vegan and I love the majority of their products. There are stores up and down the country, a few special Lush Spa's and various online stores for each country. Lush is big on amazing fresh ingredients, unique products and environmentally friendly as well as 'naked' products.
I have tried most of Lush's moisturisers, admitted Gorgous is my favourite but costing over £35 a pot I've had to opt for a cheaper but just as effective alternative. Celestial is a beautifully creamy moisturiser tha smells of Vanilla and Cream. It does cost £11.50 for 45g but a little bit goes a long way, with one pot lasting around 6 months. It is silky smooth and sinks into your skin without it feeling heavy or clogged and removes all dryness from my skin. I have normal skin and feels this works well with Fresh Farmacy solid facial cleanser bar.
This moisturiser has an addictively delightful vanilla cream scent and is wonderfully light and creamy on the skin. It not too heavy, not too light and absorbs easily into the skin, lasting all day long. One pt lasts a long time so works out at good value for money considering it is cruelty free.
I love the Lush Stores, though in Northern Ireland there is only one Lush Store in the Country, in the City of Belfast, so every time I take a shopping in Belfast, Lush is always on my to-do-list.
A few months ago I went shopping and picked up a few nice treats, and one of things I treated myself to was Lush Celestial moisturiser.
I always use a moisturiser on my face before I apply my make-up as, especially in the winter, I find that make up dries out my skin and leaves it feeling really unhealthy and even some times a little flaky, which only makes the task of applying make-up even more difficult and the horrible dry skin cycle continues.
Celestial moisturiser is one of my favourite moisturisers I have ever bought, when I went into the Lush store, as always 3 eager shop assistants ran at me, asking me if I needed any help in choosing a product, normally I just brush them off and tell them to go away (much more politely of course) but in this occasion I thought I'd let them help me. The shop assistant asked me a few questions, such as is my skin greasy and why I wanted to moisturise and I explained that my skin was more drier and sensitive so he told me to go for this great 'wonder cream' and so I took it instead of the moisturiser I was initially looking at, as I was warned off it and I didn't want to look stupid or ignorant may be a better word. I am not being cynical to the Lush staff, they are very helpful, though sometimes in my particular store anyway, they just bombard you, demanding they help you and test things on you and give you the whole 'salesman experience' I guess it's in their training or maybe I just hate being approached in a shop because I am a bit of a browser, though with that rant over, back to the moisturiser in question.
When I got home, I did what I always do after a trip to Lush, take out all the things I have bought and give them a little smell and test. This moisturiser smells really nice, it's not too strong, there is only really a light nutty and vanilla and orchid mixed scent that comes from it, it kind of reminds me of oats when I smelt it, only fresher. There is not real chemical smell off this product, and it isn't too harsh or over powering of a smell, there is just a light, subtle smell from it that is really pleasant.
The results that this moisturiser left where also pleasant, I had really sensitive and dried out skin before using this, I had tried loads of different moisturisers, even just plain baby lotion as it isn't harsh and gave some good results, though none has worked as well as this. My skin is fresh and soft and I don't any flaky skin outbursts as long as I use it regularly, though if I go a week or two without it, the results do fade and my skin dries up again. Also, unlike many of the dry skin moisturisers that I have used, it doesn't leave my skin oily or greasy and when you are applying it, it doesn't have an oily texture, this is an added plus and why I have stayed faithful to this moisturiser.
This moisturiser is applied really easily, in fact no different to any other moisturiser you would use, you simply apply some on to your face and rub it in using upward strokes, you don't need to apply loads of Celestial moisturiser to get good results though, I thin layer is enough and at the price of this product you won't want to waste it.
You can pick up Lush Celestial Moisturiser in any of their Lush Stores, or online at www.lush.co.uk. It costs £11.50 per 45g tub, in the beginning I thought this was really expensive for such a small tub, though I have had this cream for 4 months now and I have only got half way through the tub, so it isn't so tough on the pocket after all.
Of course I saved the best bit for last, because this Moisturiser is from Lush, it has been made fairly and ethically with only natural and safe ingredients, so you don't have to worry about animal testing or allergic reactions to strong or strange chemicals (though always check the labels if you have allergies). This product has been deemed suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Here is a list of the chemicals in Celestial *found on lush.co.uk*.
Vanilla Water, Almond Oil,
Almond Milk, Glycerine,
Cocoa Butter, Fresh Dove Orchid Extract,
Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid,
Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Overall I am really happy with my moisturiser and don't think I will switch brands anytime soon, it provides great results for sensitive or dried out skin and isn't too expensive for all the use that you get out of it, the bonus of it being ethical and organic is just the cherry on top.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Price = £10.95 for 45g
Ingredients = Vanilla Water, Almond Oil, Almond Milk, Glycerine, Cocoa Butter, Fresh Dove Orchid Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Lush description = Heavenly moisturiser for sensitive skin types. Although it's true that some perfumes can irritate sensitive skin, like stronger spice oils, others are really good for preventing redness and reactions. Natural vanilla absolute is one of them. We use it in Celestial for its soothing effect and intoxicating scent. Almond milk and dove orchid are wonderful for calming. This moisturiser helps to create a light barrier on the skin and keeps skin in good condition.
Personal Experience = Having bought several other Lush products as a treat for my sensitive skin I was given a small amount of this as a free tester. I had never purchased any of their moisturisers before as I was put off by the price so I was pleased to get a chance to try one of them for free.
The first thing I noticed about this product was its absolutely amazing smell. This mixture of the vanilla and cocoa butter creates a really sweet aroma which I love. The cream also has a silky texture which makes it easy to apply and means it is absorbed rapidly. It made my skin feel soft but was not too thick (I have previously had problems with moisturisers leaving a sticky layer on top of my skin). This allowed me to apply my makeup almost immediately after the moisturiser.
After several days of use I noticed a reduction in the redness of my cheeks and areas of dry skin. The best thing was although I was only given a small amount in the tester pot it lasted for ages. It is a truly great moisturiser, with the only downside being the price.
Highly Recommended to everyone!
I bought this as the third step of my cleansing routine, along with Ultrabland cleanser and Eau Roma water. This particular moisturiser comes in a black pot which contains 45g of the product and it costs £10.95.
Lush describe this moisturiser as a;
Heavenly moisturiser to make sensitive skin happy. Although it's true that some perfumes can irritate sensitive skin, like stronger spice oils, others are really good for preventing redness and reactions. Natural vanilla absolute is one of them. We use it in Celestial for its soothing effect and intoxicating scent. The dove orchid is used in Chinese herbalism to prevent inflammation; it is the only orchid with a delicate and delightful scent. Almond milk is also wonderful for calming the skin.
The ingredients are listed online as;
Vanilla Water (Vanilla planifolia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Almond Milk (Prunus dulcis), Glycerine, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Fresh Dove Orchid Extract (Dendrobium), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
I have sensitive skin and sometimes get dry patches on my cheeks and forehead. I also suffer occasionally with patches of eczema on my neck. I was recommended this by one of the ladies at Lush as she said it wouldn't irritate my skin. You use this in the same way as any other moisturiser, after cleansing and toning you simply apply a thin layer over your face and neck. The moisturiser has a nice thick consistency and feels really rich, it also has a really nice smell, it has a slight hint of vanilla but nothing too overpowering.
After using this my skin felt soothed. Sometimes after cleansing I get really tight skin but this moisturiser solved that for me. Even though the consistency of the cream is thick it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or looking oily, it absorbs really easily.
I would recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin, also people with skin complaints like eczema as it does not irritate and I personally find natural products more effective than steroid creams gicen by the doctor. I would give this 5 out of 5 this is my favourite moisturiser and worth every penny!
Having borrowed this from a friend a few weeks ago (the same friend who gave me the lip tint I've reviewed - I think she's trying to get me addicted to Lush!) I had to go out and buy some of my own. I borrowed it initially and bought it because I often get dry skin on my t-zone and around my eyebrows and it's been annoying me. I also think it's time I start looking after my skin a bit better.
This is sold as a "heavenly moisturiser for sensitive skin" and it is really nice. My friend has sensitive skin and can hardly use anything but she gets on with this fine. I don't have sensitive skin so I can't comment much more on this but I think it's worth a try. I think if you do have sensitive skin and you ask in the store you could get a small sample pot to try and see how it affects your face. Or you can try it on a small area on your skin and test the reaction from that I think.
The pot also says that it can be used to protect city skin from pollution. I don't know really how I'm going to measure this and I haven't realised it so far but I've lived in Manchester for a while so if I notice a change I'll have to report back!
For me, the main sellers of this product are the smell and the lightness. The smell is luscious, it is a blend of vanilla and almond as it contains vanilla, almond milk and dove orchids. It really smells nice and I have made a lot of prople have a whiff and sometimes I still have to open it and have a quick cheeky sniff! It smells a tiny bit (which I impart to the vanilla) like Ben and Jerrys cookie dough/vanilla ice cream! This is yummy although it does make me a bit peckish!
The lightness of the moisturiser is brill. I don't feel greasy on my face like I have with moisturisers previously. I can put it on after washing my face and I don't have to leave it very long before I feel like I can put my make-up on. This is good because I obviously never leave myself long enough to get ready in the mornings!
As with a lot of Lush things, this is vegan which is really nice. I am a vegetarian and I like to know that the things I am using on my body aren't made of animal products.
This comes in a really good pot - different to the one pictured though. It is a shallow black pot which just fits in the palm of your hand. It is a totally waterproof pot when it's closed (so I'm told) so that sounds pretty neat and it might come in handy later once I've finished it. If I don't want to re-use it, if you collect 5 of these pots and return them to lush you can get a fresh face mask for free!
The worst thing for me is the cost of this product. I haven't previously been known to splash out on my face however I did (relatively for me!) on this. It cost £10.99 and I bought in the shop (phew - glad I didn't buy online!) and got a pot containing 45g. This is pretty expensive however you only have to use a little at a time so I am not concerned. I also feel like I'm treating myself and I have been using it more sparingly and specially than I would some other cheaper moisturiser which comes in a bigger bottle/pot.
I bought this on saturday and I have been using it since then, but thankfully it does not look like that picture above anymore. I was in lush and I was not sure whether to get this product as I do have a little bit of eczema and my skin is combination and sentivive... but I bought it any way, as it says that it is for calming sensitive skin. I have the 45g black pot of this as I don't think they make any other sizes.
It comes in the normal lush black pots which the cute writing on, which looks really nice and simple. Also it says on the side that if you bring back 5 black pots you get a free fresh face mask!
I have been using this since saturday and I have noticed a real change in my skin. My slight eczema has calmed down a lot (it is not burning anymore) and the red undertones of my skin have also reduced and my skin seems more balanced/evened out.
I was reading reviews of this product on the lush site and most of them said that it smells really nice and it contains vanilla water, almond oil, cocoa butter, almond milk and dove orchid extract - so I thought it would smell really nice. But it is not as nice as I thought it would be, to me it smells a bit like plasticine/playdoh kind of smell, which is not bad but it is not like any of the other lush scents and the scent stays on my skin for most of the day.
It is a pale creamy colour and it has a really nice thick texture. It applies really easily and it does absorb quite quickly - but not really quickly like other moisturisers I have used. You also only need the smallest amount of the moisturiser as it is really quite rich. And at first I used quite a lot and it made my skin greasy as I used way too much (as I had not used it before) and now I have found that a 5p size of moisturiser is more than enough for my face.
It says on the pot 'at last a vanilla almond milk and dove orchid moisturiser for sensitive skin. Use this to soften and calm an easily irritated face and protect city skin against pollution'.
I bough it from the lush store and it cost me £10.25 for the 45g pot, which seems like a lot but you only need to use the smallest amount of the product and until some of the other lush products which only last a few months - this one lasts more than a year.
*Good for my sensitive dry skin
*Evens out and balances out my skin
*Hydrated skin all day
*Smells nice, but not a scent I would expect from lush
*You only need a small amount of product
*Not tested on animals
*Lasts for more than a year
*A bit expensive - but you only need a small amount of product and it will last ages
Thank you for reading my review
**I went to the new lush store opening in Manchester arndale and I have bought a few more things and I also got a lush goodie bag (Which I was super excited about) with like 7 full size things in, so I will be reviewing all of them in the next couple of weeks**
I noticed there were mixed reviews here for Lush's Celestial moisturiser, so I thought I would stick my oar in and bore you all senseless with how much I love this product - an ode to Celestial if you will.
I love this product a lot!
There, that is basically the whole review, you could stop reading now and you would still perfectly understand my opinion!
I started trying Lush moisturiser's about 4 years ago. I tried Skin Drink first, Imperialis second and Celestial third - if you know Lush products at all you be able to see a trend- I was starting with the cheapest ones and working my way up. Well, neither Skin Drink nor Imperialis suited my skin; I tried Celestial, loved it and stuck with it - for the last 3 years. That's how much I love it - 3 years of customer loyalty.
And the reason for my love? I have rosy cheeks - permanently. And not 'beautiful English rose' style, I have 'just been slapped hard on both cheeks' rosy cheeks. And Celestial has put a stop to that - I now only have rosy cheeks when I blush - which is a much better state of affairs.
Anyways, my little anecdotes aside - it's very moisturising, very gentle and smells like vanilla ice cream (yum!). The texture is creamy and a little runny. As with all of Lush's moisturisers, it's packaged in a recyclable black pot.
It currently costs £10.25 for a 45g pot, which lasts me around 3 months - so great value for money.
Its vegan and not tested on animals. The ingredients list can be found at www.lush.co.uk
And one final thing, its worth noting that I only use Celestial as a night cream - it's a little heavy for my skin so isn't a good base for make up. But if your skin is dry this would make a glorious day cream too.
When it comes to Lush products although I have tried a range of their cleansers and toners the moisturisers they offer never really appealed to me. I think this was partly down to the high price tags, partly down to the fact that what I really like is the brightly coloured, more interesting looking products they make!
I received a sample sized tub of Celestial moisturiser last year when I bought a gift set Lush were doing. I put it in the cupboard and forgot about it, but came across it recently and as it was still in date, I thought I may as well get it used up.
Celestial is a moisturiser containing vanilla absolute which they say will help prevent reactions and redness so presumably this is meant for sensitive skin. The skin on my face is prone to redness so I was hoping this may go some way to sorting it out.
I only have a sample size so my product came in a small tin, but if you were to buy this product in store it would be packaged in a plain black pot. Not very inspiring to look at, but Lush do have a deal whereby if you return 5 black pots for recycling they will give you a free face mask.
The moisturiser is plain white and looks very thick - almost like a wax. I didn't notice any scent when I initially removed the lid, but if you get up close it has a very gentle, sweet vanilla scent which is lovely, but very gentle.
On dipping my finger in the cream it is not as thick as it looked - it's certainly not waxy as it appears . It rubs onto the skin easily but I have found that it has quite an oily texture to it, which I am not really fond of. The product contains cocoa butter and although I can't smell it when it's in the tub, when massaging this into the skin the cocoa butter scent really seems to come out.
I have found with this moisturiser that less is more. I would not advise applying a thick layer as you can almost feel it sitting on top of the skin, and it feels greasy and oily. I have also found that the moisturiser takes quite a long time to sink in even when using just a little bit, so it's not ideal to apply immediately before applying make-up.
My skin is usually quite dry and this does moisturise it very well, probably due to its thickness. Because the cream is so thick, though I have been applying it before bed as when applied during the day it gives my skin a shine which looks more oily than healthy glow!
The product hasn't caused any irritation to my skin which is one thing to be thankful for, but I can't say I've noticed any reduction in redness.
At £10.25 for a 45g tub this stuff is not particularly cheap, and personally I don't think it is worth the money. It is available from Lush stores or www.lush.co.uk. It may also be worth noting that it is suitable for use by vegans.
So this was my first experience of a Lush moisturiser and I have to say, it will probably be my last. Even on dry skin I found this very greasy and oily and I didn't like the fact that if I applied a tiny bit too much I could feel it sitting on my skin, so I won't be buying another one.
I have received a tester sized small metal pot of this moisturising cream in my Lush christmas box and I have to say, as someone with incredibly sensitive skin, that it really works for me and smells absolutely devine (although most Lush products do!).
The cream is a glossy white colour and it feels quite thick as you rub it in, the smell is strongly vanilla and very sweet but for someone like me who generally has to use completely unscented creams to try and avoid a reaction it was a very welcome change.
The reason I was brave enough to try this on my face despite the scent is that I checked the product details on their website first and it reassured me that they had specifically only used scents in this cream that they were sure could not irritate the skin in any way - it has in fact been developed for sensitive skin types like mine. It also mentions that the Dove Orchid is used in this products which sounds quite magical to me!
So, I have been applying it now daily for a couple of weeks and I am pretty impressed with it. Because of its thickness, it does leave a bit of a greasy sheen on your skin for a few minutes before it sinks totally in. This makes it a bit of a pain if you want to apply make up straight away. However, once it has sunk in my skin is absolutely beautifully soft and even the patches where I generally suffer from very dry skin feel well moisturised.
In this current cold snap my face usually suffers more than usual so I have been very pleased to find when using this cream in a morning that my face still feels soft and moisturised right throughout the day.
The only downside is that the scent does seem to wear off quite quickly, however its such a sweet and quite strong smell that this is probably for the best as if you wear perfume you would not want it overwhelmed by your face cream!
The other thing that is a bit of a downer is the price for a small 45g pot which is £10.25. This seems quite steep for a small amount of the product although the tiny tester tin is still going for me so it does obviously go a long way. I am undecided at the moment about whether I will invest in a full size pot when mine runs out.
Overall though this is a breakthrough for me as a scented product which does not trigger a reaction in my sensitive skin and the smell is very nice too.
I am like a serial face cream user looking for that perfect cream that will give me a flawless complexion. I have found creams but they are filled with chemicals some which can cause premature ageing and so I am on the quest for something natural thus Lush's Celestial. It is a good cream but not for my skin. I always thought I had dry skin but I realized that I was using a very harsh cleanser that completely dried out my skin. When I started using more natural products I realized that my skin type is normal, sometimes a bit dry.
Celestial smells good and makes the skin smooth but I felt that it was a bit greasy for me. I feel that its best for dry to normal skin. However, there was an improvement in my complexion: a brighter more even tone and no breakouts. It does contain almond oil which is said to improve the complexion and soften the skin so at least there was a proven result, but still the grease put me off so I soon moved on to another product. It is worth a try but I am still looking for something more suitable for my skin type.
I think everyone knows by now about my Lush splurges and Celestial is just another one of them. I have quite sensitive skin so it is difficult to find products that won't aggravate or irritate it, Lush is my savior; I always manage to pick up little things that contain completely natural ingredients. I was searching for a new facial moisturiser and really don't like buying stuff and then having to chuck it away, so I asked for a sample to see how I coped with it. Happily I went back for more.
Celestial is made specifically for sensitive skin, hence why I chose it, as well as claiming to 'soften and calm an easily irritated face and protect city skin against pollution' Well it certainly did the softening and calming bit but I have to say my knowledge of what city pollution does to skin isn't really up to scratch. This moisturiser smells the best out of all their facial moisturisers in my opinion, I wasn't to keen on the scent of the others.
Celestial smells incredible, the vanilla tones really come through but there is a hint of white chocolate, which makes it smell good enough to eat. It contains vanilla water, cocoa butter, almond oil and milk, which is why it has this unique but totally gorgeous scent.
The real test is how well the moisturiser performed, as well as smelling divine, the moisturiser does work. It didn't irritate my skin and left it all calm feeling soft and smooth, it really is a product that I will continue to use as I have had reactions to most facial moisturisers that I use. I tend to just dot the moisturiser around my face and then massage it in. I fond that I don't need much as a little goes along way and my first pot lasted me 4 months moisturizing in the morning and evening.
The packaging of this moisturiser isn't very elegant, it comes in a little black plastic pot and anyone completely nutty for Lush like me will know that every time you bring back five empty pots, you will receive a fresh face mask. Personally, I really like this system as the pots are being recycled and it keeps me going back to Lush discovering new products and keeping me loyal.
Overall, I really would recommend Celestial moisturiser; it is long lasting, kind to sensitive skin and smells yummy! It costs £9.72 for 45grams, so you get change from ten pounds and I think it is good value, it may sound expensive but if you think about the prices of Clinique and others, it isn't that much for the quality of what you receive and your pot is being recycled being environmentally friendly.